GAF Game of the Year 2009 - Voting Thread - 3 POINT SYSTEM, rules updated!

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Right here we go then:

Demon's Souls - 3

Persona 4 - 2
Uncharted 2 - 1
Batman Arkham Asylum - 1
Flower - 1
Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram - 1
Patapon 2 - 1


I feel like a lot of people have forgotten Persona 4 came out in Europe this year, hence my weighting to it as this is the year when I played it. As expected with this format, any portable choices I would have made totally get the bum end with Patapon 2 just creeping on when I'd like to have listed Giana Sisters DS, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite and Half-Minute Hero in there. Old system again next year please, especially due to the sheer amount of awesome shit planned for 2010 so early on.
 

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Assassin's Creed 2 - 2
Brutal Legend - 2
Dragon Age: Origins - 1
GTA 4: Episodes from Liberty City - 1
Hearts of Iron 3 - 1
Majesty 2 - 1
The Sims 3: World Adventures - 1
The Saboteur - 1
 
After compiling my list and submitting it to my blog and GiantBomb, I decided to post here as well:

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves - 1
Infamous - 1
Batman: Arkham Asylum - 1
Street Fighter IV - 1
Shadow Complex - 1
Forza Motorsport 3 - 1
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time - 1
Modern Warfare 2 - 1
Killzone - 1
Assassin's Creed II - 1
 

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Machinarium - 3
Bayonetta - 2
Trine - 2
Dragon Age Origins - 1
New Super Mario Bros. Wii - 1
Left For Dead 2 - 1
 
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Is there still time?!?!

Uncharted 2: 3
Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes: 2
Demons Souls: 2
Artstyle: Box Life: 1
Flower: 1
Street Fighter 4: 1

Games I feel bad for not playing by Jan 3rd:

Torchlight
CoD MW 2
Layton 2
Dragon Quest 5
Borderlands

edit: Oh it's been extended to Jan 10th?! Well maybe Torchlight will get a shot after all...
 

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I don't agree with the points system as I said many pages ago. I created my top 10 just like any other year. I assigned points just so that Persona 4 gets 2...

  1. uncharted 2 - 3
  2. Persona 4 - 2
  3. Infamous - 1
  4. Demon's Souls - 1
  5. Street Fighter 4 - 1
  6. Fl0wer - 1
  7. Assassins creed 2 - 1
  8. Plants vs zombies - not good enough for the new points system
  9. Retro game challenge - not good enough for the new points system
  10. Half minute hero - not good enough for the new points system

fake edit: yes it's Persona 4 PAL people...
 
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Sorry, but does Bayonetta count since it came out in some western markets last year?

I'm also debating whether to include Ryu ga Gotoku 3, or vote for Yakuza 3 for this year (or maybe both?).
 

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Ok, I've read the rules. I'm in NZ but the game I am giving 3 votes for is a US Import since it won't be out in NZ till later this year, if at all. Rest are available in retail or as digital download.

Demon's Souls PS3 - 3
Trials HD XBLA- 2
Ninja Gaiden 2 X360- 2
Shadow Complex XBLA- 2
Uncharted 2 PS3 - 1

Thanks for putting in the time for this.
 
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only 2009 releases (played lots of 2008 games in the past year)

New Super Mario Bros. Wii - 2
Ratchet&Clank: Crack in Time - 2
Mario & Luigi RPG 3 - Bowser's Inside Story - 2

Killzone 2 - 1
The Beatles - Rock Band - 1
Batman Arkham Assylum - 1
Street Fighter IV - 1
 
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I just want to chime in and say that anybody who has NOT tried Demon's Souls yet should do so before the voting deadline. I had not played it until just recently and it is undeniably a top contender. Find this game and buy it!
 

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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves - 3

Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time - 2
Batman: Arkham Asylum - 2

Killzone 2 - 1
Resident Evil 5 - 1
Stoked - 1
 
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It's simply impossible for me to decide what my "favorite game of the year" is on January 1st. Usually I don't know until March or April. That said...

Street Fighter IV - 3 points
Assassin's Creed 2 - 2 points
Borderlands - 1 point
Patapon 2 - 1 point
FIFA 10 - 1 point
Red Faction - 1 point
Demon's Souls - 1 point
 
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Dragon Age: Origins - 3
Shadow Complex - 2
Men Of War - 1
The Beatles: Rock Band - 1
Trials HD - 1
Street Fighter IV - 1
Halo 3: ODST - 1

Was actually hard for me to pick a GOTY this year. There were lots of games that I enjoyed but nothing that really stood out like in years past. Ended up giving DA: O the top nod since the only real downside was too many of the quests being padded out with filler / repetitive combat. 'Splosion Man and Battlefield 1943 were the two that ended up being just outside of the points.
 
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Miburou said:
Sorry, but does Bayonetta count since it came out in some western markets last year?

I'm also debating whether to include Ryu ga Gotoku 3, or vote for Yakuza 3 for this year (or maybe both?).

If it was released last year in your region, or you imported it, you're free to list it. A few people have listed Bayonetta already.
 
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Okay, I've finally come up with my list. I just wanna make sure though...episodic games such as Tales of Monkey Island are being counted as a combination of all episodes, right? If so, then my list is as follows:

3 Points:
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

2 Points:
Tales of Monkey Island
Batman Arkham Asylum


1 Point:
Demon's Souls
New Super Mario Brothers Wii
Patapon 2
 
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autobzooty said:
Okay, I've finally come up with my list. I just wanna make sure though...episodic games such as Tales of Monkey Island are being counted as a combination of all episodes, right? If so, then my list is as follows:

3 Points:
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

2 Points:
Tales of Monkey Island
Batman Arkham Asylum


1 Point:
New Super Mario Brothers Wii
Patapon 2

Yep, your list looks good from here. Let me know via PM if you end up using your last point or not.
 
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Aw snap
3 Points - Prinny Can I Really Be The Hero?
2 Points - Plants vs Zombies
2 Points - Dissidia Final Fantasy
1 Point - Peggle Itouch
1 Point - Chuzzle Itouch

Games I wish I had a chance to play but didn't
- Eufloria
- Mini Ninjas
- Batman

Well there you go. Prinny is by far and away the winner here for me. I LOVED it even though I never beat it :( But the fact that the levels change depending on the order in which you pick them still gave me plenty of playtime. Also looks like I somewhat of a popcap whore :/ Not even sure if Chuzzle for the app store came out this year but I'll just say it did (if not then just cross it off). I love me some Chuzzle and Peggle just feels right on my touch.

2010 GOTY? Prinny 2 with my much needed baby mode :D
 
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I've had a blast with handhelds this year. Although I didn't buy many new DS games, compared to before, PSP has really been awesome;


So here is my handheld only list: 1 point for each game:

Patapon 2
Half Minute Hero
Dragon Quest V
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
Little Big Planet
LocoRoco 2
PixelJunk Monsters: Deluxe
Dissidia Final Fantasy
Phantasy Star Portable
Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble

(I do have all consoles too, but I figure these get enough attention in the GOTY thread.)
 
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